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Chairman & Managing Partner: Gheorghe Muşat
Deputy Managing Partners: Paul Buta, Iulian Popescu, Răzvan Stoicescu
Senior Partner: Gheorghe Buta
Number of partners: 16 Number of lawyers: 100 +
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Romanian

Firm Overview:
Muşat & Asociaţii has 28 years of history on the Romanian business law market, being one of the first law firms established in the country after the fall of the communist regime. Presently, the firm has 16 partners, over 100 dedicated attorneys and a portfolio of over 2,500 high-profile clients, among which leading national and international companies, as well as governmental authorities and agencies, financial institutions and investment funds.

Main Areas of Practice:
Mergers & Acquisitions / Privatisation
Banking & Finance
Corporate & Commercial
Energy & Natural Resources
Environment
Capital Markets & Securities
Real Estate & Construction
Telecom, IT & Media
Competition & Antitrust
Intellectual Property
Labour & Employee Benefits
Infrastructure & PPP / Public Procurement
Taxation
Healthcare & Pharma
Litigation & Arbitration
White Collar Crime
Restructuring & Insolvency
Shipping, Aviation & Transport Law

Corporate/M&A:
■The acquisition by Damen Shipyards Group from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering of one of the biggest shipyards in Romania with over 2,000 employees and a turnover of over EUR 500 million, and further implementation of a joint venture and joint control scheme between Damen and the Romanian State, at the level of the shipyard, whereby Damen Shipyards Group holds operational control, and the Romanian state holds a majority shareholder position
■The acquisition of 100% of Johnson Controls’ Power Solutions (JCPS) business, worth in excess of $13.2 billion, by Brookfield Business Partners L.P., the flagship listed business services company of Brookfield Asset Management Inc.
■The acquisition by Dr. Max / Penta Investments of A&D Pharma group in Romania, the biggest deal on the pharmaceutical markets in 2017, with a value of more than EUR 300mln.
Clients: Amazon, Google, Facebook, Damen Shipyards, Capgemini, Emerson, Dell, Nokia, Penta Investments, Premier Capital, Universal Music Group.
Contact: Gheorghe Mușat, Managing Partner
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Iulian Popescu, Deputy Managing Partner
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Răzvan Stoicescu, Deputy Managing Partner
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Monia Dobrescu, Partner
Email: [email protected]

Banking, Finance & Capital Markets:
■Assisted EUROPEAN INVESTMENT FUND in connection with the Portfolio Risk-Sharing Loan from the Jeremie Initiative, an EU structural investment - EUR 100 million
■Advising DAIMLER AG and STAR ASSEMBLY, in connection with the implementation of the EUR 270 million project contemplated under the Memorandum of Understanding concluded on between Daimler AG and the Romanian Government.
Clients: PPF Banka, Unicredit, Citi, Raiffeisen, BRD Societe Generale, EBRD, Ciech S.A., European Investment Fund, Barclays PLC, Nokia, Alcatel-Lucent, Novares, Alior Bank, Apple, Google Cloud Platforms and Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC
Contact: Monia Dobrescu, Partner
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Răzvan Stoicescu, Deputy Managing Partner
Email: [email protected]

Litigation & Arbitration:
■Representing KMG international NV and its affiliated companies (Rompetrol Rafinare SA, Oilfield Exploration Business Solutions SRL), one of the most important petroleum companies from CEE (with activities in over 12 countries) in relation to EUR 1.6 billion civil liabilities and commercial claims following the investigation performed by the Romanian authorities
■Representing Rheinmetall Military and MHS Truck and Bus in a successful litigation against the Romanian Ministry of Defence and Romtehnica S.A. in a EUR 800 mln tender procedure for the supply of military trucks to the Romanian army
Clients: FirstBank, Kaufland, Enel, Thyssen Krupp, Roche, Abbott, Oracle, Eli Lilly, Colas, Trigranit, Thyssen Krupp, GDF Suez, Panalpina, KMG International, Copisa Constructora Pirenaica
Contact: Gheorghe Buta, Senior Partner
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Paul Buta, Deputy Managing Partner
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Iulian Popescu, Deputy Managing Partner
Email: [email protected]

Restructuring & Insolvency:
■Advised Termoelectrica S.A. during the voluntary winding-up followed by bankruptcy
■EnergoConstrucţia, formerly owned by the Romanian State, during the insolvency of the company
■Assisted AerSale, engines, OEM material and asset management services – in relation to the recovery of an approximately EUR 4,5 million commercial debt
Clients: Damen Shipyards Group, Termoelectrica, BCR, BRD Societe Generale, EnergoConstrucţia, Transas Marine, Kaufland, Construcciones u Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF),
Contact: Mihai Popa, Partner
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Răzvan Stoicescu, Deputy Managing Partner
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate/Infrastructure/PPP:
■Advising TECONNEX, part of the Hexadex Group and a world class manufacturer of specialized jointing solutions including V-clamps, Band Clamps and Pressed Clamps, in connection with its business expansion in Romania.
■Advised CRH Ireland in relation to the acquisition of all assets and companies of Lafarge
Clients: Novares, Teconnex, CRH, Intercora, Kaufland, Trigranit, ING Real Estate, Sogeprom, Daimler, Grupo Lar, CAF, Italferr, European Investment Bank.
Contact: Iulian Popescu, Deputy Managing Partner
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Monia Dobrescu, Partner
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Mona Mușat, Partner
Email: [email protected]

Energy & Natural Resources:
■Assisting and representing ENGIE Energy Management SCRL (the Belgium-based subsidiary of ENGIE, operating as a trading platform on the wholesale energy market)
■Advising Repower Furnizare Romania, in connection with challenging the amendments made by the Romanian Energy Regulator to the regulatory framework providing the key rules and principles of operation applicable to the trading of electricity on the Romanian centralised power exchange
Clients: ENGIE (ex-GDF Suez), ENEL, Enel Trade SpA, Electrica Furnizare, Repower, Nereo GreenCapital, Electromagnetica.
Contact: Iulian Popescu, Deputy Managing Partner
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Răzvan Stoicescu, Deputy Managing Partner
Email: [email protected]

EU & Antitrust:
■SIG SAUER in the challenge against a sanctioning decision issued by the Competition Council regarding alleged rigged bids in the tender procedure organised in view of purchasing infantry ammunition and optical devices, organised by the Ministry of National Defence
■Electrolux in successfully challenging a sanctioning decision issued by the Competition Council in connection with an alleged cartel
Clients: Daimler, Orange, Roche, McCann Erickson, Eli Lilly, SAB Miller, Servier, Rewe Romania, L’Oréal Romania.
Contact: Paul Buta, Deputy Managing Partner
Email: [email protected]

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